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I normally turn of colors and read the web with a gray background. Some sites use text shadows, for example Askubuntu, which results in white borders around letters that make the text hard to read.

Technically this is implemented by a CSS property called text-shadow.

Is there a way to disable text shadows? I've looked into about:config but didn't find anything.

Or is it a Firefox bug? After all, I told it not to display colors.

I guess the same applies to the text-outline property.

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Make a user style sheet with

* { text-shadow: none !important; }
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Works fine, thanks. The hardest part was finding the right userContent.css file to put it into. I actually already had one from 2004 that I had completely forgotten. – starblue Jul 13 '11 at 19:46

In Firefox 4, you can do this by adding:

.tabbrowser-tab { text-shadow: none !important; }

to the userChrome.css file

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How does that differ from Joey's answer above? – slhck Jul 13 '11 at 18:48
    
sorry had not seen it.. realised it later after i had posted. was in a hurry. – roykasa Jul 13 '11 at 18:55
    
The difference is that this applies to the tabs in the Firefox UI, while I need it for the web page. Hence the * in the correct answer, and it goes in file userContent.css instead of userChrome.css. – starblue Jul 13 '11 at 19:43
    
thanks starblue. – roykasa Jul 14 '11 at 5:51

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